I had been waiting for weeks to try it - saved the link from Meg's whatever blog, bought the supplies, assembled them, and finally, found time to do it. It felt satisfying in an "other part of the brain" way. I've been so busy with words for the past months that it was lovely to immerse myself in pure color.
Here is a link to the instructions, in case you want to make one of your own, or share it with someone else. If you haven't visited Meg's blog before, you might want to spend a little time searching and reading. She is fun, inspiring, kind and REAL.
We went to a couple of parties this weekend. Our neighbors have a backyard that has been lovingly planned and executed; they have a sort of "outdoor living room" concept, with patio, hot tub, different levels and areas to gather. The crown jewel of their back yard is the new "bug hut," a gorgeous, one-room solid-wood building with screens for windows, a wine rack, stereo and propane heater inside. It's a writer's dream. They also have the best fire pit I have ever seen: it is made from one-half of a buoy - probably four to six feet in diameter, and two or three feet deep. It's more like a cauldron.
|Examples of buoys I'm describing (wikipedia image)|
Last night was the birthday of one of our Camp Goodtimes friends, Chad (a.k.a. Putt Putt). Chad's girlfriend Ann Marie hosted about 20 of us for delicious, homemade pasta, meatballs and sauce - two kinds! - at her mother's home. It was fun to meet more of their friends, visit with our Camp buddies, eat, drink and celebrate a wonderful, generous man whose heart is huge. Happy Birthday, Putt Putt!
Now I am making soup and getting ready for the carpet cleaners to arrive tomorrow - HOORAY! - we need them.